Apple donates $1 million to Indonesian disaster relief

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The Indonesian Red Cross is conducting search and rescue operations on Sulawesi Island.
The Indonesian Red Cross is conducting search and rescue operations on Sulawesi Island.
Photo: Indonesian Red Cross

Apple contributed $1 million to help survivors rebuild after a devastating earthquake and tsunami struck the Indonesian island of Sulawesi last week.

A 7.4 magnitude earthquake hit central Sulawesi Island on Friday. This generated a 19-foot tsunami that struck the shore of the island shortly afterward. The current confirmed death toll is over 1,200. 

Apple donates to Sulawesi assistance

CEO Tim Cook wrote on Twitter “Our hearts go out to the people of Sulawesi and all of Indonesia after this weekend’s devastating earthquake and tsunami. Apple is donating $1 million to aid relief efforts as this beautiful country starts to rebuild.”

Volunteers and staff from the Indonesian Red Cross are conducting search and rescue activities, providing medical support, and distributing relief goods. The aid organization has also sent 15 ambulances and 22 water trucks. Additional relief supplies and critical aid are on the way from five regional warehouses. To assist in these efforts, donate to the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC).